Jennifer Colosimo | @jencolosimo
Jennifer Colosimo, Area Vice President at FranklinCovey and co-author of the book Great Work, Great Career with Stephen R. Covey, is passionate about women in leadership. (expand for full bio)
She has led teams in operations, human resources, IT, sales, learning and development, and corporate social responsibility while with Accenture, DaVita, FranklinCovey, and several private equity-backed organizations. Her titles include chief learning officer, COO, EVP, and Vice President of Wisdom.
Jennifer’s career has included executive team development and coaching, global operations, leading operations and finance for a Training Top 125 and Learning Elite recognized corporate university, managing the CSR and sustainability function for a 50,000 person organization, HR and L&D consulting, and career coaching at all levels. Jennifer has been a featured speaker and panelist at multiple education, government, and private-industry conferences focused on the practicalities of culture change, employee engagement, and building a fulfilling career. She has delivered on-site training, facilitated sessions, and keynotes to over 40,000 people across 40 states and 12 countries.
Her volunteer interests focus on character-based leadership development for women and girls and she serves on the Board of the Girl Scouts of Colorado and the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.
A 10-year veteran in the architecture/engineering/construction industry, Jennifer Delaporte delivers a unique expertise in both residential and commercial real estate, allowing her to analyze regional market trends and influences for enhance strategic planning. (EXPAND FOR FULL BIO)
Jennifer was recently named 2018 Top Young Talent by ENR Southwest Magazine, an award bestowed annually to 20 dynamic young leaders under the age of 40 in the Southwest region from Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.
Jennifer’s development career began as a Supervisor for the National Communications Department at Pulte Homes, where she and her team offered strategic marketing and sales support to 30+ regional markets and 500+ communities throughout the United States. In the downturn, this entire corporate program was eliminated and Jennifer immediately recognized a need in the struggling Arizona real estate market for continuous education for real estate agents in fiduciary-based marketing, sales and legal best practices. Reaching out to partner with the Arizona Department of Real Estate, Jennifer created a consultancy that wrote, presented and supported fresh, new curriculum. Speaking at multiple real estate schools, organizations and brokerages, Jennifer directly coached and assisted hundreds of industry professionals in client-focused best practices.
Jacobs is an active member of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), and served as vice president on its Executive Board from 2012 to 2014, as chair of the Membership Committee and board liaison to the Task Force on Women in the Profession. (EXPAND FOR FULL BIO)
Mary Jacobs served more than 17 years in Sierra Vista as the city’s chief operating officer, supervising all non-public safety operational departments and services including: the library, leisure and recreation, planning, building inspection, fleet and facility maintenance, parks and grounds maintenance, streets, engineering, capital planning, wastewater, refuse, transit, the airport, economic development, intergovernmental relations, marketing and public affairs.
Jacobs is also a member of the Arizona City/County Management Association (ACMA), where she was elected to the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2008, serving as president during her tenure. In 2009, she was honored as the recipient of the prestigious ACMA Catherine Connelly Award for Outstanding Assistant City/County Manager.
From 2011 to 2014, Jacobs was appointed by the Secretaries of Interior and Agriculture to serve on the national Wildland Fire Executive Council as the official representative of the National League of Cities, a body established to oversee development of a national cohesive strategy on wildfire mitigation and management.
Jacobs holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Arizona. She grew up in Tucson where her parents and many family members still reside. Jacobs has one daughter, Rachel, who attends Loyola University Chicago.
Carol Poore, PhD
Carol A. Poore is an experienced, visible community leader and capacity builder with passion and proven competency for expanding mission impact, enhancing organizational performance, growth, community outcomes, brand influence and valuable alliances.
As President of Poore & Associates, Carol assists organizations with strategic planning, organizational turnaround, strategic fundraising, urban placemaking/storytelling, donor cultivation, branding/identity building, marketing communication, and civic engagement. Clients have included University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, Arizona State University, Maricopa County Medical Society, BioAccel, Arizona Technology Council Foundation, Arizona Community College Association, and Arizona School for the Arts.
Carol received her Ph.D. in Public Administration, her MBA, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism and Broadcasting from Arizona State University. Her researchfocuses on community development and how vital networks create healthy and vibrant communities and urban revitalization. Since 2011, she has served as a faculty associate at Arizona State University and teaches community development, public administration leadership, and public policy courses.
Her community board leadership service includes Chairwoman of Abrazo Scottsdale Hospital, Phoenix Community Alliance, Phoenix Friends of Public Art, and Dean’s Council for the W.P. Carey School of Business. She serves on a number of ASU community advisory boards as well as is a founder and member of ASU Women & Philanthropy.
As Vice President at BioAccel on a consultant basis from 2015 to 2017, Dr. Poore oversawdevelopment and capacity-building strategies leading to early-stage biomedical device and technology company start-ups, including major gift fundraising, venture capital and philanthropic funding through BioAccel’s Solutions Challenge competition, and higher education alliance building. Her leadership support focused on expanding BioAccel’s mission, to accelerate commercialization of bioscience med-tech device companies through student and adult entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and early-stage seed funding.
Dr. Poore served as president and CEO of Phoenix-based Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, the only nonprofit HIV/AIDS service organization in the United States providing integrated clinical trial research, prevention, and chronic disease wellness services to serve a population of four million. From 2007 to 2013, she raised $23 million and led the successful development of an innovative, 55,000 square-foot community health and research center in Downtown Phoenix, named theParsons Center for Health, Education and Wellness. Dr. Poore also secured $3.6 million in City of Phoenix bond financing, bringing government and community partners together to develop a one-stop, community-partnered health and educational center contributing to Downtown Phoenix revitalization.
Dr. Poore served as Vice Provost of Institutional Advancement and Public Affairs at Arizona State University’s West campus from 2002 to 2007, tripling campus fundraising while supporting a campus and four ASU colleges. Poore provided executive administration and directed a department responsible for all aspects of community outreach and advocacy, fundraising, marketing, branding and public events. While serving as a senior administrator for the largest public university in the United States, campus enrollment doubled in size, growing from 4,000 to more than 9,000 students during her tenure.
From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Poore served as Director of Marketing and Communication for New West Energy, a separate affiliate of Salt River Project (SRP), the nation's third-largest public power electric and water utility based in Phoenix, Ariz. A member of the three-person business launch team, Poore developed the sales, marketing and communication strategies for New West Energy’s historical start-up leading to $500 million in energy sales within the first three years of conducting business in California and Arizona. In total, she spent 16 years at SRP in business start-up, strategic planning and public affairs leadership positions.
Carol’s book,“Building Your Career Portfolio,” is published by Cengage Learning, available in English, Korean, and German languages. She provides workshops helping students and senior leaders develop a personal purpose and align career, volunteer, and learning investments.
Tiana is a Best-Selling Author, Global Podcast Host, and Speaker who partners with innovative companies to foster a more confident and competent workforce in the new economy. (EXPAND FOR FULL BIO)
For over 17 years she has been in the trenches serving as Corporate Trainer and Business Consultant to top leaders in the financial, utility, local and federal government, and non-profit industries across the U.S. Through award winning leadership programs, specialized keynote presentations, and training seminars, Tiana has helped enterprises such as So Cal Edison, County of San Bernardino, U.S. Government, Black Chamber of Commerce, International Association of Workforce Professionals, and Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) to develop the people they lead so that they can add tremendous value to the people they serve. Tiana wholeheartedly believes, “that people, like wine, must be nurtured, cultivated and given time to mature to yield the very BEST.”
Katee Van Horn | www.barthedoor.com
Katee Van Horn is a human resource strategist, international keynote speaker, and executive coach focused on strengthening corporate cultures.
She inspires leaders, employees and human resource teams by showing people how to build a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone succeeds. Katee is the founder and CEO of Bar the Door Consulting & Coaching, where she provides practical solutions for teams to thrive through an inclusive environment. Katee uses her 20+ years in HR and her innate ability to quickly assess the individual, organization and leadership development needs to create appropriate and operative solutions. She is a reputable leader known for building and sustaining trusting, collaborative relationships to achieve business goals.